Kindly Review: The Secret to Giving and Receiving Feedback to Make Your Ideas Great

  • 2h 33m
  • Dawn Crawford
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023

Unlock the creative and innovative potential of your team members with a new approach to feedback and review

In Kindly Review: The Secret to Giving and Receiving Feedback to Make Your Ideas Great is a transformative new approach to taking the sting out of the review process and unlocking the innovative and creative power of your teams. You’ll learn to regain control over your work processes, from project start to completion, and get products to the finish line quickly and efficiently.

The author identifies eight “classic” styles of giving feedback and contrasts them with the effective Kind Review process, a system for creating respectful, collaborative, and innovative working environments. You’ll find:

  • Strategies for gathering, receiving, and giving feedback respectfully, productively, and kindly
  • The reasons why receiving feedback can be so painful in the first place, and ways to reduce the emotional impact of critical and negative responses
  • A comprehensive model for respectful workplace collaboration with team review and feedback at its foundation

A can’t-miss roadmap to unlocking freedom, creativity, and innovation amongst your team members, Kindly Review belongs on the bookshelves of leader at for-profit firms, nonprofit agencies, and government departments looking for new ways to approach team leadership.

About the Author

Dawn Crawford is the founder and leader of BC/DC Ideas, a creative agency that has worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association, to build better communications strategies and tactics. She is the creator of the Kind Review process, which has been used to build 1,000s of products over the last twelve years.

In this Book

  • Why Feedback Hurts
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Review
  • Receiving Feedback: Tough Skin, Tough Love, or Tough
  • Giving Feedback
  • Taste Is an Unconscious Bias
  • Feedback Styles
  • Kind Collaborator
  • Perfect Pass‐Through
  • Vague Vocalist
  • Land Mine
  • Silent but Deadly
  • DIYer
  • One and Doner
  • Rage Reviewer
  • When Style Meets Process
  • The IdeaStorm: Kickoff to Success
  • Project Planning
  • Creating Your Satisfaction
  • Mastering the Feedback Process
  • Preparing Others to Give Feedback
  • Gather Feedback on Your Ideas
  • Find Strength in Collaboration
  • Making Kind Review Work for You
  • The Dreaded Redo
  • Surviving Group Review
  • Ready for Completion
  • Failure to Communicate
  • Perfection Is Impossible, but Collaboration Is Magic
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